Sunday, January 6, 2013

Mitch's Chainsaw Massacre

To recap, Republicans like Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell still haven't figured out the difference between playing your hand, and badly overplaying your hand.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday said Republicans will demand steep spending cuts during the next round of budget negotiations.

McConnell, in an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” said President Obama had won all he’s going to get on taxes in last week’s agreement to extend the Bush-era tax rates for most taxpayers.

“The tax issue is, finished, over, completed. That’s behind us now. The question is: what are we going to do about the biggest problem confronting us and our future,” McConnell said.

McConnell said next round of negotiations over a deal to raise the debt-ceiling would need to include Democratic concessions on spending.

Mitchy here believes steep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security are going to make him popular here in Kentucky (one of the poorest states in the nation) in 2014.  Sure, Mitch.  Even the Village is calling you out on this fantasy.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me just interrupt you there. In the last year in the Budget Control Act, the Congress actually cut $1.5 trillion in spending. That’s more than was raised in revenue in this last fiscal cliff deal. So are you saying that any discussion of revenue is completely off the table going forward? You will not accept any new revenues in any new deal?

McCONNELL: Yeah, absolutely. The tax issue is behind us. Now the question is, what are we going to do about the real problem?

The "real problem" is that Mitch McConnell, a guy who has seen his personal wealth jump nearly 800% to $27 million dollars since 2004, feels the poor and the elderly of Kentucky and the nation have to suffer even more.  Mitch is going to be able to retire quite comfortably.

What about you, fellow Kentucky voters?  Do you feel that your retirement money is the "real problem" in America like Mitch does?

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